‘The Bachelor’ Goes International With ‘Winter Games’

The Bachelor hasn’t just been a big hit here in the United States; it’s been a phenomenon worldwide. So, what better time than during the Winter Olympics to bring all of its different countries together in the ultimate competition: love. The Bachelor Winter Games features contestants from all over the world, and host Chris Harrison is excited to see what happens with these foreign relations. (Click on the media bar below to hear Chris Harrison)

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A HIGH BOUNCE AFTER THE FALL FOR MELISSA RYCROFT

Melissa Rycroft

Melissa Rycroft

Much good has happened to bachelorette Melissa Rycroft since her public dumping on The Bachelor, when Jason Mesnick proposed to her then broke off the engagement.  She had a second life on Dancing with the Stars and now Rycroft will co-host the new TV series Bachelor Pad with Chris Harrison, airing August 9, on ABC. And the best news, Rycroft told HollywoodOutbreak, is that she is pregnant now and feeling fantastic.

Click onto video to see how the former Dallas Cowboys cheerleader is dealing with her pregnancy.

MELISSA RYCROFT MOVES INTO A NEW “BACHELOR PAD”

BACHELOR PAD - Melissa Rycroft (pictured) gets set to co-host "Bachelor Pad," alongside Chris Harrison ("The Bachelor," "The Bachelorette") when the series premieres MONDAY, AUGUST 9 (8:00-10:00 p.m., ET), on ABC. (ABC/IDA MAE ASTUTE)

BACHELOR PAD - Melissa Rycroft (pictured) gets set to co-host "Bachelor Pad," alongside Chris Harrison ("The Bachelor," "The Bachelorette") when the series premieres MONDAY, AUGUST 9 (8:00-10:00 p.m., ET), on ABC. (ABC/IDA MAE ASTUTE)

Melissa Rycroft has a new gig. The former bachelorette on The Bachelor and eye-popping dance contestant on Dancing with the Stars, will co-host Bachelor Pad with Chris Harrison (The Bachelor, The Bachelorette host), due to debut this summer.

Bachelor Pad will reunite 19 of the “most unforgettable suitors” from The Bachelor and The Bachelorette franchise (good and bad we’re assuming). They’ll be dumped into one location where they’ll live and compete against each other in a series of challenges.

The network claims the group can win up to $250,000 or perhaps find true love.

Sound like Big Brother meets Survivor. Oh joy! Train Wreck TV at its best.

Bachelor Pad premieres August 9th, 8:00 p.m. on ABC.

“THE 2010 SCRIPPS NATIONAL SPELLING BEE” FINALS – PLACE YOUR BETS

Chris Harrison (pictured) is the host of the ABC Television Network's "The Bachelorette" is also hosting "The 2010 Scripps National Spelling Bee." (ABC/BOB D'AMICO)

Chris Harrison (pictured), host of the "The Bachelorette" also hosts "The 2010 Scripps National Spelling Bee." (ABC/BOB D'AMICO)

Chris Harrison has a bit of a closer connection to The 2010 Scripps National Spelling Bee than just his hosting duties.

Harrison is the father of two sons, ages 8 and 6 and he loves the idea of children being hailed as heroic role models.

“My 8 year old is eligible,” he says. The fact that these guys are celebrated for being educated is cool. I love that. I wish is was celebrated more as a dad.”

Harrison also appreciates having the chance to turn the Spelling Bee into a huge spectator event.

“The pressure is on,” he begins adding, “I couldn’t handle it as an adult, I can’t imagine what a 12-year-old kid could do, but that’s part of the drama. So, I want to bring the sporting element of it. This is the most dramatic reality show you’ll ever find.”

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Why Harrison is happy smart kids are being celebrated.

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How Harrison wants to bring his sports sensibilities to the Spelling Bee.

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The 2010 Scripps National Spelling Bee finals begins tonight, 8:00 p.m. ET/PT on ABC.

“THE BACHELORETTE” WANTS TRUE LOVE AND ALL THE TRIMMINGS

THE BACHELORETTE - "Episode 602" - Twelve sexy guys meet Ali at a beautiful Malibu beach house where they strike a pose for a charity calendar photo shoot. A few unlucky bachelors find their wardrobe leaves little to the imagination; however the guys do their best to impress the Bachelorette, none more so than Ty, who steals the show when he takes time to serenade Ali, on "The Bachelorette," MONDAY, MAY 31 (8:00-10:02 p.m., ET), on the ABC Television Network. (ABC/CHRIS CHAVIRA) TY, JONATHAN, KIRK, ALI FEDOTOWSKY, JUSTIN

THE BACHELORETTE - "Episode 602" - Twelve sexy guys meet Ali at a beautiful Malibu beach house where they strike a pose for a charity calendar photo shoot. A few unlucky bachelors find their wardrobe leaves little to the imagination; however the guys do their best to impress the Bachelorette, none more so than Ty, who steals the show when he takes time to serenade Ali, on "The Bachelorette," MONDAY, MAY 31 (8:00-10:02 p.m., ET), on the ABC Television Network. (ABC/CHRIS CHAVIRA) TY, JONATHAN, KIRK, ALI FEDOTOWSKY, JUSTIN

Ali Fedotowsky brought a bit of baggage with her to The Bachelorette this season. Though she’d been through the paces on The Bachelor – and this time out was in the driver’s seat herself, Fedotowsky still had insecurities about finding true love, show host Chris Harrison tells us.

Harrison says Fedotowsky was deadly serious about finding true love, but that’s nothing new for the women on the reality series who are convinced The Bachelorette is their best opportunity for a meaningful relationship.

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Chris Harrison explaining why Ali Fedotowsky was apprehensive.

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How serious Ali Fedotowsky was about finding true love.

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The Bachelorette airs Mondays, 8:00 p.m. ET/PT on ABC.